An updated procedure for characterizing an alloy and predicting cyclic life by using the total strain range version of strainrange partitioning (TS-SRP) has been developed. The principal feature of this update is a new procedure for determining the intercept of time dependent elastic strain range versus cyclic life lines. The procedure is based on an established relation between failure and the cyclic stress-strain response of an alloy. The stress-strain response is characterized by empirical equations presented in this report. These equations were determined with the aid of a cyclic constitutive model. The procedures presented herein reduce the testing required to characterize an alloy. Failure testing is done only in the high strain, low life regime; cyclic stress-strain response is determined from tests conducted in both the high and low strain regimes. These tests are carried out to stability of the stress-strain hysteresis loop but not to failure. Thus both the time and costs required to characterize an alloy are greatly reduced. This approach was evaluated and verified for two nickel base superalloys, AF2-1DA and Inconel 718.